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Crackdown against Creationism

That the Parliament congratulates South Lanarkshire Council on taking decisive action to prevent the teaching of creationism in schools by introducing new guidance; condemns any promotion of creationism in publicly funded schools, including the reported distribution of creationist books at Kirktonholme Primary School; believes that creationism should not be presented as a scientific theory and viable alternative to the established theory of evolution, and supports the Society of Biology and the Scottish Secular Society position in opposing the teaching of creationism in the classroom.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Christine Grahame, Kenneth Gibson, Patrick Harvie, David Torrance, John Finnie, Alison McInnes, Jean Urquhart, Elaine Murray, Joan McAlpine, Mary Fee, Tavish Scott, Mike MacKenzie, Cara Hilton, Clare Adamson, Christina McKelvie, Claire Baker, John Wilson, Graeme Pearson, James Dornan, Rob Gibson, Richard Simpson, Gil Paterson, Willie Rennie, Alison Johnstone


Current Status: Fallen on 12/05/2015